President Xi Jinping waves after delivering his speech as new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the press following the 20th Communist Party congress. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping waves after delivering his speech as new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the press following the 20th Communist Party congress. Photo: Reuters

Chinese President Xi ‘personally’ vetted selection of top Communist Party team, Xinhua says

  • Report marks first-ever confirmation by state media of Xi Jinping’s direct involvement in selection of Central Committee
  • Loyalty to Xi seen as top criteria, alongside ability to bypass Western sanctions with hi-tech breakthroughs, lengthy article says

President Xi Jinping waves after delivering his speech as new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the press following the 20th Communist Party congress. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping waves after delivering his speech as new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the press following the 20th Communist Party congress. Photo: Reuters
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